6:30 LRN Newscast June 1

Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to announce at 2:30 today whether the state is ready to move into Phase 2 of reopening the economy. Edwards says the metrics used to make the decision to move into phase one are still in play for determining whether the state is ready for phase two
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Edwards says they are also looking at testing capacity, which he says continues to improve.

State emergency planners are keeping their eye on a tropical disturbance. National Weather Service Forecaster Stephen Carboni says what was Tropical Storm Amanda in the Pacific is moving over the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Carboni ays if it does develop into a storm, it will be called Cristobal.

The deadline is nearing for families of children that received free or reduced-price meals at Louisiana schools to apply for Pandemic EBT cards. Brooke Thorington has more.
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The death of George Floyd and the subsequent arrest of a Minneapolis officer brought civil unrest to many cities across the country. But here in Louisiana, all protests and demonstrations were held without violence.